Grace Millane’s murderer raped another Brit tourist months before killing her

The man who murdered British backpacker Grace Millane in New Zealand can finally be revealed, as news comes that he raped another UK tourist months earlier.

New Zealand's supreme court finally removed an order keeping his name hidden, but now the killer can be unmasked as Jesse Shane Kempson.

Kempson lured another victim, 21, into a drunken Tinder date before taking her back to his motel room.

Furious at her refusal to have sex after he had bought her drinks during the date and dinner, he raped her while she lay on the bed crying.

The victim kept the 2018 attack secret until she recognised Kempson, now 28, from media coverage of the day he was charged with Grace's murder.

In a statement read to the court at his sentencing, the woman said that she would wake up "crying and screaming" with flashbacks and nightmares, terrified her attacker would track her down.

"Every time I went to sleep, I’d see your eyes popping out of your head, staring at me in anger," she said.

In February, Kempson was jailed for at least 17 years for the murder of Grace, from Wickford, Essex.

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He plans to appeal against both new convictions.

Kempson claims Grace died accidentally after the pair engaged in rough sex that went too far.

However, a jury in November 2019, rejected that argument and found Kempson guilty.

He faced two further trials for violent sexual offending against two other women, it can now be revealed.

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Kempson had avoided the rape and eight other further charges of sexual and other violence against a woman being heard as part of his murder trial.

He was tried by judges in two separate trials without juries but was convicted each time.

Justice Geoffrey Venning found him guilty of the rape, and in the other trial, he was convicted of terrorising another woman over a period of months.

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Kempson has been sentenced to a total of 11 years in jail for the two recent trials, to be served concurrently with the 17-year minimum jail term for Grace's murder, but plans to appeal against both new convictions.

Details of the two new sentences and their links to Grace's death can only be reported after Kempson failed to overturn his murder conviction and sentence at New Zealand's Court of Appeal.

Their ruling, released on Friday, and a final decision released on Monday, cleared the way for media to reveal his identity, over two years after Grace died the night before her 22nd birthday.

Her father, David Millane, 62, passed away last month following a battle with cancer.

In a statement, the Millane family said: "As a family, we do not think about him or speak his name."

If you or somebody you know has been affected by this story, contact Victim Support for free, confidential advice on 0845 30 30 900 or visit their website, www.victimsupport.org.uk.

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